Activist Jibran Nasir moves PEMRA against Amir Liaquat over blasphemy allegations

Haider Ali 12:19 AM | 21 Jan, 2017
Activist Jibran Nasir moves PEMRA against Amir Liaquat over blasphemy allegations
KARACHI - Pakistan Electronic Media Authority on Friday received a complaint on Friday from human rights activist Jibran Nasir accusing famous TV presenter Amir Liaquat of running a defamatory and life-threatening campaign against the activists.

Jibran in a written application before the PEMRA complaints council, Sindh region stated that Amir Liaquat started a defamatory and life-threatening campaign in his show 'Aisy Nahi Chaly Ga' on Bol TV in the aftermath of missing bloggers.

According to Jibran, after the abduction of bloggers in the first week of January, unsubstantiated allegations emerged over social media on January 9 linking the missing bloggers to allegedly blasphemous Facebook page 'Bhensa' adding that 'Ummat' newspaper and some television anchors propagated the allegations without any evidence.


The activists stated that the families of missing bloggers Salman Haider and Waqas Goraya held a press conference in Islamabad to refute the allegations of involvement in any blasphemous activity along with a religious cleric Mufti Ismail while reaffirming their faith in religion Islam.

A copy of the application which was also sent to PEMRA chairman Absar Alam went on to state that the families of bloggers did not accuse any security agency of abduction and merely reminded the government of its responsibility to ensure safety of citizens.

The activist maintained that the following day, Amir Liaquat hurled baseless allegations against him and even termed him an 'Atheist' besides accusing him of running an 'Anti-Pakistan' and 'Anti-Islam' agenda.

Amir did not stop here and went on to assert allegations of blasphemy against Jibran alongwith accusing him of being the admin of 'Bhensa' page. The famous television anchor also maligned another activist Sheema Karmani due to her participation in a rally demanding release of missing bloggers.

The televangelist kept pressing his point and dragged GEO television in the controversy adding that Jibran was an agent of the particular channel urging government to arrest him on baseless allegations. He also indulged in character assassination of Maliha Lodhi, Pakistan's permanent representative to United Nations.

He attacked Absar Alam as well. Specifically attacked his credibility as PEMRA chairman. Says if his program is banned then people should come out on the streets.

According to the application filed before the regulatory authority, Amir categorically concluded his show while accusing bloggers of blasphemy.  He did not mention the press talk of families of bloggers as well.


'If people will use anonymous accounts to defame Islam, then anonymous people will ensure they disappear in real life' said Amir in his show as he tried to influence the investigations and gain public sympathy.

Keeping in view the above stated facts, Jibran urged PEMRA to take action against Amir Liaquat for hate speech and posing a threat to his life and families of bloggers.


On the other hand, PEMRA chairman Absar Alam confirmed receiving the application and promised to take necessary action against the concerned anchor.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 4, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 4, 2023 (Sunday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 298.9 302.15
Euro EUR 321 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 375.5 380
U.A.E Dirham AED 82 83
Saudi Riyal SAR 80 81.2
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.24 766.24
Canadian Dollar CAD 228 230
China Yuan CNY 40.18 40.58
Danish Krone DKK 41.16 41.56
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927 936
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.5 748.5
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 4, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,800 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 232,500 PKR 2125


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter